World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend Dynamite Kid has passed away at the age of 60. The British wrestler was one of the popular stars in the 80s and was one-half of one of the most popular tag teams of all time, ‘The British Bulldogs.’
Born in Lancashire, Dynamite Kid’s real name was Tommy Billington and he had been battling health ailments in the recent years and he died on the occasion of his 60th birthday. He had also spent the last few decades in the wheelchair due to numerous injuries.
The wrestler who partnered alongside his cousin Davey Boy Smith became an icon for the generations to come and was looked upon by several stars like Daniel Bryan, Chris Benoit and Bret Hart.
UK wrestling trainer Marty Jones took to social media to confirm Billington’s death, on his 60th birthday.
“It’s with great sadness I have to inform you all that The “Dynamite Kid” Tom Billington on his birthday has passed away. A true British ambassador for wrestling worldwide RIP ‘Kid’ condolences to Mark & his family.”
Smith’s son Davey Boy Smith Junior also expressed his emotions on Twitter ‘It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of Tom Billington, the ‘Dynamite Kid’, he wrote.